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Violet-green Swallows

Tachycineta thalassina


A flock of sparrow-sized birds that appear blue on the back with white undersides. When spooked these fast little birds took off almost as one.


Freshwater wetland flying between two dead tree stumps.


No way to positively ID these birds from my shots, but I do believe them to be Violet-green Swallows unless someone else has another suggestion.

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Musicwolf 7 years ago

Unfortunately, this is the best I could get, but I think you are probably right - - I will update the spotting and see if anyone else has suggestions.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 7 years ago

Do you have a close up? Violet green swallows?

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Alaska, USA

Spotted on May 19, 2017
Submitted on May 20, 2017

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